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. the headline is that racial preferences and higher education definitely came under attack today. >> let's remind everyone, ten years ago, the u.s. supreme court upheld affirmative action, less than, 2003, what has changed since then? >> this case is factually similar to the university of michigan case nine years ago. what has changed is the court, justice sandra day o'connor wrote the majority opinion nine years ago upholding diversity as a compelling interest. o'connor is no longer on the court. today the person to watch is the justice anthony kennedy, not against the idea, but hasn't found the affirmative action program that is narrowly tailored enough for him to like it. >> what about the fact that justice elana kagan, she recused herself here, there could be a tie they could decide four justices one way, four another. what happens in that case? >> in that case, the previous precedent stands. so the university of michigan case from nine years ago would continue to be the law of the land if they ended up in a 4-4 tie. >> all right, joe johns, thank you very much. u.s. supreme court to
was an outspoken advocate for girls' education rights and had been critical of the taliban. >> a new flare-up in the increasingly value it will slow down or showdown between turkey and syria. according to the reporting of reuters, turkey scrambled two fighter planes to the border with syria after a syrian military helicopter bombed a syrian town on that border. we cannot independently confirm this. this comes amid growing tensions between the two nations. yesterday, the prime minister of turkey said that a syrian passenger plane that his air force intercepted was carrying russian made military equipment and ammunition. russia reported it was only legal radar parts. russia, of course, is one of syria's remaining allies. >> who won and who lost the vice presidential debate. it depends on who you ask. our political panel weighs in on that next. the guy would flew into the united states carrying a small arsenal had a court date today. we will tell you what else the prosecution found they say is especially troubling in that suitcase. that's coming up. [ male announcer ] how do you make america'
're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> federal holiday. things looking great on the interstates. hov lanes restricted with the exception of route 50 in maryland. accident eastbound, parkway at sudly manor drive. metro weekend schedule, mart trains >>> 8:30 now on this columbus day. it's monday morning, october 8th, 2012. a day off for kids across the country. we have a big crowd in rockefeller plaza celebrating this beautiful but i have to say a little bit chilly. did we ever find out the temperature in. >> getting better, getting better. >> used to be able to see it on the wall. oh, well. >> i didn't see it. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt and natalie morales here. coming up, if you need to add pie
know, we have a crisis in education in this country. and, you know, by most measures and some different coordination when you look at where the united states is, you know, whether it's early childhood education or math scores for high school students, we're often not even in the top 50 any more where we used to be at the top. i think it's important to have, you know, material for young kids to be interested in, and, you know, my experience has been that kids are interested in astronauts and space and they are also interested in animals. so i put the two there together and hopefully they will be interested in this book. >> hopefully they will want to be astronauts one day like my son who is in the building today. i thought it was the most incredible moments at the democratic convention when your wife gabrielle giffords led the pledge of allegiance. it brought some people to tears. >> i was in back stage trying to watch with a lot of other people. i didn't get the full experience. it was a great moment for the people not only watching on tv but those in the stadium, but it was, you know,
for educational research. you might remember them for the great schlepp in 2008, a viral video urging kids to get their grandparents to go out and vote for barack obama. with me now, two collaborators, jewish council for education research director mick moore, there he is. you're not looking very happy. and the comedian and creator of "the daily show" lizz winstead. let's take a look before we talk about you guys. let's take a look at your superpac's first video with actress rosie perez on mitt romney and latinos. >> that, you probably know, was the government of michigan, head of a car company, but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot at winning this. >> actually, mitt, that is so true. the advantage is obvious. think of all of our hispanic american presidents from jorge washington, to jorge bush. fortunately, for you, mitt, you were cursed with the hard knock life of growing up as the son of a wealthy governor and auto executive? but the truth is, the reason why latinos aren't voting for you is because your policies suck. being latino wouldn't win y
level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announcer ] with cisco at the center... working together has never worked so well. try this... bayer? this isn't just a headache. trust me, this is new bayer migraine. [ male announcer ] it's the power of aspirin plus more in a triple action formula to relieve your tough migraines. new bayer migraine formula. >>> here is a question for you, what is the fastest growing relious group in america? think on it. what is the fastest religious group here? would you be surprised if i said none. as in not affiliated, not identifyi
it says is it's a matter of priorities. who stands with the priorities that education, young people, all that. so that's why they're using it in that way. and i think that will play into the debate tonight just the way andrea was talking about because when you get to medicare, i think that biden has a clearly different point of view. when you get to spending, when you get to taxes. i think that's what big bird was about in terms of that ad saying to especially women, look at the priorities of the republicans -- >> women don't sit at home at night worrying about big bird. i'm telling you right now. i was not up thinking about big bird. i can assure you of that. the fact they're talking about big bird makes them look very, very unserious. and no offense to my five-year-old nephew, but he is talk being big bird. mitt romney is a bully, it's just so fifth grade. we knew that obama lacked maturity before. now we know for sure that his campaign does. >> steve: all right. >> i'm glad you're not worried about that. >> steve: "the five" is stuff a popular show. thank you for joining us live. >> h
weight clicks. >> this morning on "education nation today" an innovative day care program. the first two years of a baby's life offer a short and invaluable opportunity to stimulate learning skills. "today" contributing correspondent jigier checked out one approach that focusses on the early important learning years. >> a level playing field is what single mom wendy moreno wants for her two boys who were attending what she called an inadequate day care. >> if they didn't want to color or do nothing, they would make them watch tv. >> they pretty much waived tv all day long. >> watched tv all day long. >> many children spend a lot of time without having anyone talk to them, without being picked up. >> reporter: psychologist diana rouners is looking to change this dangerous pattern and starting early within the first 1,000 days of a child's life. >> we do need high quality early education setting, not just so moms can go to work but more importantly so these children can develop the language skills, the behavior skills, the social skills that will allow them to be successful. >> she develop
in illinois say the suspensions will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously given both the health risks at issue and a mission to keep both illegal and legal drugs and substances out of the school. >> i see people bringing in energy drinks and coffee to school every day, so i thought, hey, it's healthier. why not dry to bring it in and maybe get a little bit more energy. >> reporter: here's a caffein breakdown. a 16-ounce cup of c
. did not hit the other 70 some programs. >> nutrition, job training, education, health care. wouldn't it make sense just have for? think about this. john: make everybody work to be eligible. >> we had a bill introduced two weeks ago where we said let's put in the work component for food stamps. let's establish the critical link that helps americans get to their goals and dreams. let's have a work requirement. john: the truly hopeless of a mother with six kids. how is she going to work in to care for kids? >> it will be willing to help those individuals. we will help those who can work it in the skills they need, required that. it's like a anything else. many have a requirement it influences behavior and of to do to a better experience and life style. >> i certainly agree with you. according to some politicians when more people get food stamps and one in seven americans now get them, that's actually good for the economy. >> if you want to create jobs the quickest is to provide more funding for food stamps. john: create jobs with food stamps. >> it would be laughable. making that stat
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in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> lacrosse, wisconsin, the vice president, i was just told the crowd booed as he started talking debate and mentioned the words paul ryan. let's listen. >> anyone who watched that debate, i don't think there is any doubt that congressman ryan and i, governor romney and the president, we have a fundamentally different vision for america and quite frankly a fundamentally different value set. and the fact is that the differences that we have about the future of this country are quite frankly profound, as profound as any differences any presidential campaign that i've observed, that i've been involved in. the truth is that i think people were listening. and if they were, they know what some of those differences are, and they know how those differences can fundamentally affect the direction of this country. one of those areas was an area of afghanistan. i made it absolutely clear on behalf of the president and i that we are leaving afghanistan in 2014, period. there is no ifs, ands or b
in not having any of these social issues, whether they were women's reproductive rights, education and other things mentioned in the first debate and then even as an add on in the second debate is that people made the -- i call it the excuse, well, this is about jobs, as if social issues are not also economic issues, especially reproductive choice. that when women have history -- when women have control over their reproductive choice, it also lends to their control over their economic destiny and that's really, i think, what this is about. for a party that portends to say that we want smaller and less government, you know, they certainly want to put an awful lot of area between me and my doctor. >> what i find frustrating, marsha blackburn was on msnbc after the debate. she responded to chris matthews. the other day on twitter i was talking about abortion and a lot of conservatives said, why are you liberals always talking about abortion. conservatives in the republican party don't want to talk about this. ryan had this big sigh and this kind of gathering himself moment after he was asked th
this the u.s. immigration policy sends those highly skilled immigrants many of them educated in the best american colleges and universities back home to their countries of origin so they can create jobs there competing against the u.s. by the way in the global economy. it's called the reverse brain drain. joining me is a director of research at duke university and a fellow at stamford law school and the author of "the immigrant exodus, why america is losing the global race to capture entrepreneurial talent." from 1995 to 2005 immigrants founded more than a quarter of all tech and engineering startups in united states and more than 52% of those in silicon valley. you just updated the numbers and immigrant entrepreneurship has declined. talk to me about this. why it is happening and how do we fix it >> very simple. there are million skilled immigrants waiting for permanent resident via sass. many want to start companies and employ americans. we won't give them via sass. they are getting frustrated and fed up and trotting home. the jobs that would be boosting american competitiveness are bo
they nest. >> pbs reacted staying as a stated supporter of education, governor romney should be champion of public broadcasting. the sesame workshop has had enough of the political back and forth. today calling itself nonpartisan and issuing this statement. "we have approved no campaign ads and is as the general practice requested that the ad be taken down." obama campaign says it is considering that request but insist the topic is fair game. >> somebody is cracking down on big bird. he is going to bring down the hammer on "sesame street." it makes perfect sense. you want me to save big bird? >> obama traveling press secretary told reporters today, "there has been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on big bird." this is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about. >> these are tough times. with real serious issues. so you have to scratch your head when the president sends the last week talking about saving big bird. >> in 2010, sesame workshop received more than $1 million in stimulus money. according to the federal government created roughly 1.5 jobs as a result
. ryan is taking it seriously. this is someone who is well educated, astute, someone coming on point with facts and specifics. biden is not going to be able to laugh his way out of this one, that's for sure. don't undercount his charm and his ability to connect with the audience. he is going in to this strong, because he is a seasoned politician. he has two debates under his belt. it will be one to watch. i'm excited about it. >> andrea: a lot of the media reports say he did a good job against sarah palin. palin got a glove on him numerous times; particularly, with gay marriage. i don't know if biden is that killed of a debater this -- skilled of a debater this evening. interesting to see what happens. >> eric: what do you think, bob? >> bob: ryan will have tendency to overdiscuss the facts. get in weeds too far. biden will come back out and play it the joe way. i do think he will bomb the guy in a big way. >> andrea: how can you -- >> bob: i don't think it matters. >> andrea: he doesn't have anything to tout. if he talks about obama care, paul ripe is going to say you cut medicare $
. one penny out of every dollar it focuses on education to make sure that we are educating and empowering our work force. >> gretchen: the winner will replace retiring independent senator in connecticut, joe lieberman. >> steve: a day of joy turns into a day of tragedy after a wedding reception in the philly area erupt noose a deadly brawl. cops say guests from two different wedding receptions were partying at the hotel bar and then at some point, somebody threw a fist and they started fighting. a 57-year-old man died from a heart attack during the fight. he's believed to be the uncle of one of the brides. she is seen there running through the parking lot in her wedding dress. three people are facing charges for the fight. >> pete: sad. and they don't call him fearless felix for nothing.tomorrow felis set to sky dive from 23 miles up. 120,000 feet above the earth. he will be flying faster than the speed of sound. his body will go from 0, steve, to 690 miles per hour in 34 seconds. gretchen. he will be supersonic for one minute. if he succeed, his jump will be the highest, f
million people watch that had debate to become educated on who they want to choose. and i think the debates do matter. whether or not the momentum stays through, the next one is a town haloform at, then the third -- hall, then the third one is -- it will be interesting to see out polls stay over time. if you look at one point in time, usual usually you can't say how this will be wednesday night. >> steve: brian, to your point about how the post game show with the obama team has been to call mitt romney a liar, it just goes to show you how desperate they are. there was a "new york times" story yesterday that said that ten minutes before the debate was up, they had a conference call. they figured out okay, we'll start calling him a liar. what's interesting is, though, why didn't the president of the united states on the stage go ahead and call mitt romney out live on television? mitt romney saw some instances where the president was distorting his image and his ideas regarding the $5 trillion worth of tax cuts and mr. romney said mr. president, that's simply not the case. barak ob
. >> it is an educated guess. >> gretchen: ken blackwell in the important swing state of ohio. thank you for breaking it down. have a great weekend. >> thank you, gretchen. >> gretchen: military members denied the right to vote? will the decision get changed in time? in this debate someone had to call the cops. happy birthday to curt cameron 42 today. customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm hi'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. gives you a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more [ russian accent ] rubles. eh, eheh, eh, eh. [ brooklyn accent ] 50% more simoleons. [ western accent ] 50% more sawbucks. ♪ [ maine accent ] 50% more clams. it's a lobster, either way. [ male annncer ] the capital one cash rewards card. with a 50% annual cash bonus, it's the card for peop
, by thinking about where you want your education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >>> here's "the play of the day." >> transacting business here on the couch. >> i want to get a commission. >> take a look at this. a high school cheerleader flipping her way into the guinness book. 16-year-old miranda ferguson from texas. she did it last year. 32 hand springs in a row. >> wow. >> no way. >> oh, yeah. could she get to 32? yeah, she can get to 32. oh, yeah, she can. 35. >> wow. >> 35 hand springs. >> later in the show, josh is going to try. >> i'm coming for you, guinness book. >>> coming up, i hear rob lowe is here to take over times square. he's our guest co-host today. and he brought a little friend. >> oh, look at that. >> i can't wait. >> we have penguins. >> that's a cute penguin. and we're filling. [ female announcer ] think a thick cream is the only way to firm skin? challenge the need for such heavy measures with olay. regenerist micro-sculpting serum for firmer skin in 5 days. pretty heavy lif
to that, student loans. of course, people getting student loans are getting education for their money. they're not spending it on cars or clothes. other debt has been going down. this is taking a long time, and it's going to continue to take a long time, but in these very slow and almost imperceptible ways, the economy is healing. >> is there any reason to believe that when those new job numbers come out just four days before election day, that they wouldn't be consistent with this kind of pacing? something that we saw on friday? >> well, as ali pointed out, those job numbers are volatile and they zigzag. that pattern has been in place, and we did see some very odd patterns. i'm sure there was no fixing of the numbers, but the numbers were odd. but these numbers often get sort of smoothed out over time. they recount, they become more accurate over time. we could see another zig in the other direction when that report comes out. some economists say they would not be surprised at all if the unemployment rate went back up to 8% or above 8%. that might straighten out some of the anomalies
was an activist for women who wanted to get an education. the taliban went onto a bus near catchy, pakistan, and executed her. we know now in syria that the al-qaeda has infilt rated that opposition movement against the syrian government. so we look at syria, we look at pakistan. we look at afghanistan. we look at iraq. we look at embassy protests in yemen and tunisia and egypt which have allegedly been tied to al-qaeda. so we see a resurgence of al-qaeda, resurgence of taliban that is not consistent with the narrative we've been hearing from the administration. >> steve: the white house wants to get the heck out of afghanistan as soon as possible and if al-qaeda is regenerating, that's not helpful and lara logan from cbs, here she is spilling the beans that americans need to know. listen to this. >> head of the c.i.a., other people, officials in the administration love to tell us today that there are only 50 al-qaeda left in afghanistan and the impression that we're given is that they're one drone strike away from obliteration. and that's just simply not true. they know it's not true. >> s
was an activist for women who wanted t get an education. the taliban we onto a b near tc, ptandxe wew iiahat the al-qaeda has infilt rated that opposition movement against the syrian government. so we look at syria, we loo at pakistan. we look at afghanistan wekt ira we lk esste i me a tunisia and egypt which have allegedly been tied to al-qaeda. so we see a resurgencef al-qaeda, resurgence of taliban that is not consistent with the narrative we've been hearing from theadmira. >>vee e e s et houof ghta sas ib ifqa rera, 's helpful and lara gan from cbs, here she is spilling the beans that americans need to know. listen to this. >> head of thec.i.a., other people, ficials in the admirati ltols y t o50 aeefn annnd renate' g tthene drone strike away from obliteration. and that's just simply not true. they know it's not true. >> steve: she says i chose this suect -- she de a speech a chthbjbee oio t dhaer i major lie being said. >> well there, has been three types of lies. every terrorist incident is a one off or not a terrorist incident at all. the arab spring was a pitive itevelnt anat lian
. >> alisyn: it's great. >> clayton: why not do that? >> alisyn: educate the consumer. every time i think it's harmless, it's providing information to make choices. if you saw 500-calories for a gargantuan drink you might not get it. >> exactly. >> i agree. >> or you go with a 47-ounce coke zero. >> all sorts of other chemicals. >> what about water? that might work. >> alisyn: look at the headlines. in the news, the man who flew from japan to los angeles carrying an arsenal of weapons in his bag will remain in jail. judge denied bail for harris after prosecutors said they found plans detailing how he was going to kidnap and kill people on his computer. as well as other disturbing files. harris was arrested at lax last week after customs agents noticed he was wearing a bulletproof vest. you'd think tsa might have flagged. that they found a smoke grenade, body bag, knives, hatchet. >> seems harmless. >> alisyn: in his luggage. the nation symbolic bird at risk though it's a federal crime, justice department will now allow recognized native american tribes to process eagle feathers. the bald and
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